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On being a polyglot (programmer)

I’ve grown up speaking multiple languages, like most Indians1. My childhood was defined by clear-cut language separations: Gujarati for home, Hindi when talking with friends, English (and to a smaller extent, Marathi) at school. Each language ended up occupying a certain part of my brain. To this day, I can’t think of anything scientific or […]


I’ve been living at Noida for almost eight months, and I now speak a much ‘purer’ dialect of Hindi. Mumbai’s Hindi is different from the language they use in North India. Hindi over here is more fluent, more musical than what we use back home. Mumbai’s version is much more base, more common. (And it’s […]